Sunday, 29 November 2009

29th November 2009

What I suspect will be the last new species for 2009, a Winter Moth, to a lit window this evening. This means the year list finishes at 498.

September 2009

Identified by dissection.

Mompha bradleyi 7th September (1st for garden):

August 2009 - Part 2

More August moths identified by dissection.

Ear Moth 14th August (1st for garden):

Cosmiotes consortella 16th August (1st for garden):

Cosmiotes freyerella 19th August:

Dichrorampha simpliciana 19th August:

August 2009 - Part 1

Some August moths identified by dissection.

Yponomeuta rorrella 2nd August (1st for garden):

Yarrow Pug 5th August:

Coleophora clypeiferella 5th August (1st for garden):

Phycitodes maritima 8th August:

Lesser Common Rustic 10th August (1st for garden):

Parornix finitimella 11th August:

July 2009 - Part 3

Final selection of July moths identified by dissection.

Coleophora striatipennella 25th July (1st for garden):

Scoparia basistrigalis 28th July (1st for garden):

Phycita roborella 28th July:

Monopis weaverella 28th July:

Yponomeuta malinellus 31st July:

Saturday, 28 November 2009

July 2009 - Part 2

More moths identified by dissection.

Rhopobota naevana 4th July(first for garden):

Haplotina insectella 4th July:

Bryotropha senectella 4th July:

Coleophora flavipennella 5th July:

Paraswammerdamia nebulella 5th July:

Maple Pug 23rd July:

Golden-rod Pug 24th July:

July 2009 - Part 1

Micros, and a macro, identified by dissection.

Biselachista utonella 1st July (first for VC31):

Scoparia pyralella 2nd July:

Endothenia gentianaeana 2nd July:

Cnephasia genitalana 2nd July:

Coleophora sternipennella 2nd July:

Coleophora ibipennella 3rd July:

Dark Dagger 3rd July (first for garden):

June 2009 - Part 3

Final ID from dissection for June - but I really think I should have got this one!

Gypsonoma dealbana
30th June (first for garden):

June 2009 - Part 2

Micros identified by dissection.

Coleophora violacea 12th June (first for garden):

Oegoconia quadripuncta 14th June:

Bryotropha terrella 14th June:

Cnephasia stephensiana 17th June:

Epiblema grandaevana 26th June (first for garden):

Coleophora lineolea 26th June:

Coleophora serratella 29th June:

June 2009 - Part 1

Micros identified by dissection from the first part of June.

Bactra lancealana 2nd June:

Cnephasia incertana 2nd June:

Coleophora alcyonipennella 2nd June:

Coleophora peribenanderi 2nd June:

Monopis obviella 12th June:

Deltaornix torquillella 12th June:

May 2009

I received back from Barry Dickerson, the Hunts moth recorder, a list of identifications made from dissections and, where I have them, I will start to post photos here. These add over 50 species to my year list, 17 of which are new to the garden and one new to the county.

Gynnidomorpha alismana:

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

27th October 2009

A Juniper Carpet was a nice surprise on what was a very quiet night, despite being warm and still. An unexpected addition to the garden list.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

25th October 2009

After nearly two weeks of mostly reasonable trapping conditions but small and rather dull catches, finally a Merveille du Jour makes it all worth while. Only my second garden record, the previous one was in 2006.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

13th October 2009

A forecast of a warm and dry night sounded hopeful but it was only half right and it rained for most of the night. 40 moths of 13 species was the disappointing result but there was one new for the year.

Green-brindled Crescent:

This is an unusual form of Acleris variegana: